In the first quarter of the nineteenth century Londoners began to realise they had a problem with their dead. The capital’s population was growing so fast that the parish graveyards were running out of space and posing a very real health hazard to the living. 293 more words
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Let’s take a short trip on the wayback machine, pausing at September 2 and August 27 2015. The subjects, the acceptance and then sending back the contract for a new story, “The Re-Possessed” about a deal gone bad for an undertaker in Victorian London, for an also new anthology titled CEMETERY RIOTS. 217 more words
On the 26 April 1801 a dreadful discovery was made at a premises on Drury Lane. In what was once the Queen of Bohemia’s head, Wych Street, police officers and magistrates found the bodies of ‘two children and a man, partly dissected’, along with a number of surgical instruments. 200 more words
Before being a doctor or surgeon was a respected trade, the need for cadavers for study created The Resurrection Men.
Courting Casualties is produced by me, Meghan Harker. 143 more words
The anthology’s name is CEMETERY RIOTS, though, ghostlike, it seemed to lurk in shadows. There has been a note and cover picture on Editor Chris (“T.C.”) Bennett’s Facebook wall since about the second week of June and a web page probably in the near future. 202 more words